The Columbia press. (Astoria, Or.) 1949-current, July 17, 2020, Page 8, Image 8

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    July 17, 2020
T he C olumbia P ress
This weekend and beyond
Take in a stroll and a story
A great outdoor activity for
restless kids is Warrenton
Community Library’s latest
installment in its summer-
long StoryWalk program.
The latest story is up at
Seafarer’s Park in Ham-
The story begins between
the park’s memorial bench-
es. Laminated pages from a
children’s book are attached
to wooden stakes, which are
installed along an outdoor
path. As you stroll down the
trail, you’re directed to the
next page in the story.
“Be careful,” warns Li-
brary Director Kelly Knut-
son, “Page 13 may be tricky
to find. Follow the arrows.”
StoryWalks have been in-
stalled in 50 states and 12
countries, including Germa-
Hike club sets 3
August outings
ny, Canada, England, Ber-
muda, Russia, Malaysia, Pa-
kistan and South Korea.
For more information, or
to report missing or damaged
pages, call the library at 503-
FBI offers virtual
teen academy
The Portland FBI Field Of-
fice has launched a learning
opportunity for high school
students: FBI Virtual Teen
The class is for students
throughout the state who
want to explore the world of
law enforcement, build lead-
ership skills and become pos-
itive role models.
During the next two weeks,
students can learn about life
as an FBI agent and learn to
build intelligence by identify-
ing and prioritizing threats.
Registration is required by
contacting ajfabiankreami-
The next session is from 1
to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July
22. An additional session is
from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday,
July 29.
Angora Hiking Club,
which celebrated its 100th
anniversary this month, has
scheduled three events be-
fore the end of August.
The first will follow the
footsteps of Lewis and Clark
along the Fort to Sea Trail
in Warrenton. The 6.5-
mile hike begins at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 5, from
the RV parking lot at Fort
Clatsop. It is moderately dif-
ficult. Arline LaMear is hike
leader and can be reached at
The second event is an
easy hike or bike ride on Sat-
urday, Aug. 15, that begins
aboard the Westport Ferry
to Puget Island. The group
will meet at 9 a.m. with
Kathleen Hudson as hike
leader. She can be reached
at 503-861-2802.
The final hike will be at
Hug Point and led by a ge-
ologist to help participants
“learn how to read the land”
on a Pacific Ocean Beach.
The moderate hike begins at
7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22.
LaMear is organizer for the
All participants are re-
quired to wear masks and
keep social distancing. No
carpools are available for
safety reasons. Membership
is not required to join the
hikes, although participants
should call the hike leader
in advance. No dogs or chil-
dren are allowed.
More details are available
on the group’s website, an-